The Extreme 40s have been strutting their stuff in the Middle East. Having raced in Dubai, the four boats taking part in a two part exhibition challenge have moved to Muscat, the capital of Oman.
The racing is being run by OC Events, and supported by Oman Sail, to demonstrate the catamarans in the Arabian Gulf, with a view to possibly creating a professional Arabian Series in future.
Regular iShares skipper, British double Olympic Gold medallist Shirley Robertson, is helming Oman Air, top French multihull sailor Karine Fauconnier is on Team Aqua, Olympic Bronze medallist Chris Draper is helming Oman Sail, which won the Dubai stage, and Hugh Styles helms iShares. In addition to the usual four crew, each boat has an Omani sailor on board.
Mark Lloyd has been out there taking great images, like this one. More here.